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The House in the Village

The last time I visited my father’s house   -the one he built in the village as his lasting legacy, it had morphed from a once-majestic monument- into a decaying husk of rubble. Covering my mouth as I walked the rooms... Continue Reading →

Once Upon A Pipe

When driving, I keep my eyes on the road. I might occasionally steal a glance in my rearview mirror- and certainly NEVER stare behind me. That ought to be how we live- facing the future-otherwise you're bound to crash. Having... Continue Reading →

Treasure Hunt

Beguiled by deep thoughts swimming through your memories Finding  the real you -a soul wrought in purest gold You-as you are meant to be ©Vivian Zems Colleen's Tanka Challenge- bewitch/ treasure synonyms

That was Then

Watching you knot your tie fingers fly-adept as always your profile beckons me must you go? why not stay? Watching your receding back but for a flash- gone so fast that was you-that was me these visions, now ghosts gone... Continue Reading →

Memories of a Swing

  This swing lies forlorn Begging for childhood laughter In trees, Robins sing (#Haiku) ©Vivian Zems Haiku Horizons

Farewell

I received the sad news that a relative had passed on.  It's so true what they say- that you only remember how people made you feel. If I could ask for a big sister, it would have been her. Her... Continue Reading →

Remembering to Forget

Cascading falls Running streams wash away Swirling memories ©Vivian Zems https://youtu.be/wKpedl5QyKM Carpe Diem #1291

Super-Mum

Mums deserve medals For kisses at bedtime  Killing the wardrobe monster And chasing the bogey-man While making good memories Weekly Tanka Prompt Challenge – Week 68 – Medals & Memories  

Towards The Light

(#Sedoka) Footsteps that echo Walking slow towards the light Memories in frantic search ........... Of deeds wrong and right Resigned to a fate now sealed Facing judgement of his life Copyright 2017- Vivian Zems  The Sedoka is an unrhymed poem... Continue Reading →

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